Canned Salmon for a Hasty Tasty Meal

They’re called salmon fritters, patties, or croquettes. I call them a nutritious entree from the pantry. Easy to make, all you need is a sleeve of crackers (crushed finely), two eggs, a tablespoon of minced onions, and a can of salmon.

Preheat your favorite skillet and spray lightly with cooking spray. Form patties, cook 10 minutes or until browned on one side, flip patties and cook an additional 5 minutes, and serve with your favorite steamed vegetables.

Each 2 ounce patty is 31 gram protein and about 162 calories. Enjoy!

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Hi healthy cooking fans. Here is an article you may find helpful, especially during this pandemic.

Making Good Choices in the Time of COVID-19

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How to Grow and Blend Your Own Herbs at Home

Guest blogging today is Ale Aguilera. She’s inspired me to try more herb gardening.

Growing your own herbs indoors and blending your own spices with them is a rewarding hobby with a lot of tangible rewards. Store-bought herbs, spices, and blends can get expensive, especially if they’re organic —  and if they’re not, they may contain pesticides and other harmful chemicals. Having your own fresh herb garden right in… Read more »

— Read on porch.com/advice/how-to-grow-and-blend-herbs

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Potluck Casseroles

It’s the holiday season. Usually this means holiday gatherings and covered dish dinners, but in 2020 … not so much. Yet I am always gathering ideas and recipes for easy, make-ahead meals for a crowd or a few.

Today I made one I call Philly-Cheese Casserole. You can modify this versatile dish in many ways to suit your tastes. Just follow the basics: Layer potatoes, ground meat, aromatic vegetables, and top with cheese. Bake covered at 350°F for 70-75 minutes.

Recipe

Philly-cheesesteak Casserole

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4”
  • 1 pound ground Chuck*
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large can diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: parsley for garnish

*Don’t go too lean on the ground meat. The fat content works to flavor the casserole. There is no added fat or liquid in this dish.

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a casserole dish layer potato slices on the bottom. Salt and pepper.
  • Add the ground Chuck. Salt and pepper.
  • Layer peppers and onions atop the meat. Salt and pepper.
  • Spread the canned diced tomatoes.
  • Top casserole with the shredded cheese.
  • Cover and bake for 75 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Remove casserole from oven, uncover, and allow it to cool 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Casseroles like this one can be made ahead a day or even frozen. Just give an extra 5 minutes baking time.

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